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Organize your life with dry erase board weekly planners

Organize your life with dry erase board weekly planners

Need to get your life and/or business organized in a visual way? Want something pretty you can be proud to display? We’ve got you.

Introducing our easy-to-use Weekly Planners including two fresh, customizable designs to get your life in order asap. Customize and change up anything you like, including text, colors and backgrounds. Print on a white metal float mount and hang your stylish creation anywhere you like…..it’s gorg and hard working!

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Creating A Consistent Brand With Chantel Marie

Creating A Consistent Brand With Chantel Marie

One of the greatest things I’ve ever done for my business was to focus on creating a consistent brand. I’m a wedding photographer in a saturated world of wedding photographers, photographer hobbyists, travel photographers, and up and coming photographers. Labeling yourself a 'wedding photographer’ does not necessarily mean you will be chosen by upcoming brides from a group of other wedding photographers. It means you will also be going up against a client’s friend, uncle, or cousin who owns a DSLR camera.

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Travel With Photographers: Alicia of Love Knot Photo

Travel With Photographers: Alicia of Love Knot Photo

In September 2015, my husband and I (along with our two good friends) traveled to Iceland, France, and Belgium over the course of two weeks. I had an absolute blast in each country, but I'd longed to visit Paris for so many years, and it remains a highlight of our trip.

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What I Wish I Knew: The Importance of Investing In Yourself

What I Wish I Knew: The Importance of Investing In Yourself

It took a long time for me to call myself a photographer. If someone asked if I was a photographer I was frozen..."Ummm I have done a lot of photography work... I have been shooting for many years...or, I really like taking pictures...." I would say anything but, "Yes, I'm a photographer." I cringed inwardly if someone called me a photographer because I felt I was not worthy of that title. I had had the opportunity to work on creative teams and marketing teams with some pretty amazing photographers. Sure, I loved photography and I was pretty good at it, but having had worked with people whom I considered "real" photographers, I couldn't meet my own high standards.

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Inside Real Studios: Alison Winterroth

Inside Real Studios: Alison Winterroth

The studio is housed in a historic cigar factory in downtown Tampa and there are many other visual artists in the spaces there. It has wonderful charm- rumor has it Babe Ruth used to buy his cigars there and it is an important part of Tampa's history. The studio itself has been designed entirely with sessions in mind. It looks like a neutral bedroom- like any house but with a cleanliness that allows me to focus only on the connections of families. It has a canopy that goes all the way around the bed and it is beautiful when used in intimate maternity sessions. It is a soft and special place.

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How to Prepare Past (Shoot & Burn) Clients for IPS

How to Prepare Past (Shoot & Burn) Clients for IPS

You finally did it. You made the leap to in-person sales and you’re so proud of yourself for taking your business to the next level. You’re connecting with new clients and there’s a definite sense of satisfaction when you hand deliver gorgeous, high quality framed prints and coffee table albums.

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Travel With Photographers: Emory Hall

Travel With Photographers: Emory Hall

In 2010 I traveled over 7,000 miles from New York City to Kathmandu, Nepal. It took nearly three days of travel, with a layover in Hong Kong. Upon arriving, an overwhelming feeling came over me that I had returned home. Despite planning on being there for only three months, I stayed for seven, and have returned five times since then.

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Travel With Photographers: Kym Ventola

Travel With Photographers: Kym Ventola

Last month, I had a wedding  just outside of Viens, France. My husband wasn’t able to join me, so I brought along a dear friend of mine. Fawn is a fellow photographer and a mutual “instinctual adventurist”; meaning, we do not have itineraries when we travel...we run on instincts! We started our trip in Geneva, Switzerland and continued through the French countryside; it was 5 incredible days of discovering unexpected castles, villages, towns and long­ forgotten roads.

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Travel With Photographers: Chad Evans

Travel With Photographers: Chad Evans

Last November I had the opportunity to go to Chicago, Illinois. I went for a national Landscape Architecture conference, so I was traveling with fellow designers and creatives. Chicago was an architectural wonderland for us. One thing that I haven't always been passionate about in my photography work has been finding patterns and shapes in architecture that inspire me, and walking the streets of Chicago made me feel like a kid in a candy shop.

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How to Collaborate for Success

How to Collaborate for Success

As kids we were taught that collaboration was a great thing. Remember all those group research projects you did in middle school? Odds are, you hated those group projects just like we did because you were the one who always got stuck doing most of the work. It’s no surprise then that most of us avoid collaborating with other people to promote our businesses.

But we’re here to backup what your 7th grade teacher was saying: collaboration and working as a team are beautiful things… when done properly. This guide takes all the guesswork out of collaboration by helping you create a step-by-step plan to make your next collaboration magic.

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